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Posted on: July 29, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at National Night Out - August 3, 2021

COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC to be held at NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

The Town of Shrewsbury in conjunction with the Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) will be hosting a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at the same time the Shrewsbury Police De...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Public Health Advisory Update: Dean Park Pond and Newton Pond CLOSED / Gauch Park Pond LIFTED

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY UPDATE - As of July 29, 2021

DEAN PARK POND - PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY IN EFFECT

NEWTON POND - PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY IN EFFECT

GAUCH PARK  POND - PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY - LIFTED

Date of Record:  July 29, 2021

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: July 23, 2021

COVID-19 - Personal Message from Michael Hirsh, MD, Medical Director for CMRPHA

Dear Community Members, 

Our battle against COVID-19 is not over. We had seen very encouraging results of our aggressive vaccination program in Central MA that began in early January 2021 with case numbers really diminishing over the period of tim...

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Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance-CMRPHA Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Mosquito Bite Prevention - Fight the Bite

Practice the 5 D's!

DRESS, DEET, DAWN & DUSK, DRAIN

Mosquito-Borne Disease Fact Sheets:

For more information, please contact Central Mass. Mosquit...

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Fight the Bite! Council on Aging Department
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Volunteer Positions at Senior Center

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The Senior Center is looking for volunteers to help as receptionists in the office and to help package meals for in the kitchen.

Receptionists: Receptionists assist the COA staff to run the office and take care of guests who call and visit the Center. Rece...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Stay Cool at the Senior Center!

Need a break from the summer heat? Come visit us in the air-conditioned Senior Center and have a complimentary water or a popsicle.

There's something for everyone!

* Billiards * Piano * TV * Cards * Games * Exercise * Crafts * Socialize * Dine * Me...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: July 22, 2021

MassWildlife Advisory - Take Down Your Birdfeeders and Birdbaths to Protect Birds

WILDLIFE ADVISORY

An unknown pathogen is sickening and killing birds in states outside of New England. In a precautionary effort to stop the spread by reducing contact at communal areas, MassWildlife has issued an advisory that residents take down birdfeed...

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WILDLIFE ADVISORY Council on Aging Department
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Splash into Summer with Safety in Mind!

Splash into Summer with Safety in Mind!

School vacation is upon us! The heat can make summer a fun but potentially dangerous time. The Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) is urging parents and caretakers to remember safety tips as ...

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SPLASH INTO SUMMER BROCHURE Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Shrewsbury Farmers Market - June 16 thru September 29, 2021

About the Market

The Shrewsbury Farmers Market is open every Wednesday from June 16, 2021 to September 29, 2021 offering fresh fruits and vegetables including specialty Asian and micro green produce. Local, grass fed, free range and antibiotic free meats i...

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Shrewsbury Farmers Market Website Council on Aging Department
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Message from the Shrewsbury Mens Club

The Shrewsbury Senior Mens Club will be, once again, meeting in the Senior Center beginning on Thursday, July 8, under the leadership of newly-elected president, Bill Davis.  Meetings run from 9:30-10:30 AM in Side B of the dining room.  ...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration COVID Pre-Registration and Homebound Program Updates

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plans to Close Preregistration System; Expand Homebound Vaccination Program

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced plans to close the Commonwealth’s vaccine preregistration system by the end of May. T...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Van Drivers Wanted!

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The Town of Shrewsbury is seeking to fill two part time (up to 17 hours/week) Van Driver positions with the Council on Aging.  Primary responsibilities include safely transporting clients to and from their destinations in the para-transit vans pr...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Wednesday Farmer's Market at Shrewsbury Senior Center - No Parking in Side Lot

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The Shrewsbury Farmer's Market is back at the Senior Center! Please remember if you are attending activities at the Center this afternoon or any other Wednesdays this summer, please do not park in the side lot after 12PM. No exceptions!

Thank you ...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Reopening Guidelines for Town Offices

Reopening Guidelines

Issued July 2, 2020- Updated June 23, 2021

Town Hall

(including School Department & SELCO)

Town Hall has reopened to the public, without the need for an appointment, as of Tuesday, June 1, 2021. As of June 16, 2021, we do not require ...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Shrewsbury Farmers Market - June 16 thru September 29, 2021

About the Market

The Shrewsbury Farmers Market is open every Wednesday from June 16, 2021 to September 29, 2021 offering fresh fruits and vegetables including specialty Asian and micro green produce. Local, grass fed, free range and antibiotic free meats i...

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Shrewsbury Farmers Market Website Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 13, 2021

FREE Walking Vests Available at Senior Center and Police Department

Here is Let. Perna with the COA's evaporative walking vests! These vests were made possible by the Shared Winter Streets Grant that the COA had successfully applied for. The Police Department and COA will be sponsoring these vests to encourage sa...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 13, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance for Ages 12+

People age 12 and older who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can get vaccinated against COVID-19 and may pre-register to be vaccinated beginning today, May 13, 2021!
People ages 12-17 can only get the Pfizer vaccine. 
People age 18 and older c...
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MASS.GOV COVID-19 VACCINE FOR AGES 12+ Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Walk Massachusetts Challenge Sponsored by MCOA

Lace up your sneakers - the Walk Massachusetts Challenge is back! This year features more walking options and more prizes! With five individual goals, there's a challenge for everyone - from walking 65 days to walking 692,000 steps - each tied to...

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Register Here Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Al-Hamra Academy Garden Beds

Al-Hamra Academy is offering raised garden beds to the public. They have 5 full beds which are 4x12 in a super sunny fenced in area in the fields of Al-Hamra Academy located at 435 South Street, Shrewsbury. Each full bed will be $30 and a half bed will be...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Volunteers Needed for Center Re-Opening!

The Shrewsbury Council on Aging is happy to announce our grand reopening! The Center is currently planning to open for outdoor activities on May 10th and limited indoor activities on June 1st. We are looking for program/activity leaders and volun...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Introducing Via WRTA: Fast, easy, affordable rides around Shrewsbury

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The WRTA has announced an affordable public transit service in Shrewsbury called Via WRTA. This service can be used by downloading the mobile app.  

How does Via WRTA work?

Think of us like a shuttle that comes when you want, where you want. &n...

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https://ridewithvia.com/wrta/ Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Tick Awareness

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Tick-borne disease prevention

Ticks are tiny bugs most likely found in shady, damp, brushy, wooded, or grassy areas (especially in tall grass), including your own backyard.

Different kinds of ticks feed on the blood of mammals (including people, dogs, cats,...

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CMRPHA Arbovirus Brochure Council on Aging Department
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Experiences to Still Enjoy in Massachusetts This Summer

Looking to get out of the house as the weather gets nicer? Discover Central Massachusetts is a great website to view events going on in our area and beyond!

From art festivals, movies, film and music, readings and talks, tours, workshops and many more! Vir...

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Discover Central Massachusetts Website Council on Aging Department